A safe and unique experience connecting kids with science and nature.

A child must meet the specified age requirement by the time the selected camp begins.

Summer Camps 2022 profile

School Year Camps

Thank you to all who participated in our 2021-2022 School Year Day Camps and Spring Break Camps. Get ready for Summer Camps!


Summer Camp Registration Opening Soon!

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION

April 12-15 | Registration will be open to Members ONLY with a link given via a Member-exclusive email which will be sent on April 12.*
April 20 | Registration opens to the public.


*Our camps are favorites every year and they sell out VERY quickly. Please consider becoming a Virginia Aquarium member today to have early access to registration and Member-exclusive pricing.

More information on how to register will be coming soon!

Summer Camps for ages 6-8

Choose one:
July 5 & 6 | 9:00am-1:00pm

August 1 & 2 | 9:00am-1:00pm

Through experiments and science play, find out why water is so important for living things. Discover what’s living in water as you explore aquarium habitats and Owls Creek.
$120 (Members $100)


The child must be at least 6 years of age by the time a camp begins.

Choose one:
July 7 & 8 | 9:00am-1:00pm
July 25 & 26 | 9:00am-1:00pm
August 4 & 5 | 9:00am-1:00pm

Explore the job of a veterinarian through role-play, observing live animals, learning proper animal handling techniques, and meeting our vet team.
$120 (Members $100)


The child must be at least 6 years of age by the time a camp begins.

August 11 & 12 | 9:00am-1:00pm

Learn about animal anatomy and behaviors through this camp that’s full of fun hands-on activities. Dissect fish and squid, learn about parasites and other animals with gross reputations, and explore how animals pee and poop.
$120 (Members $100)


The child must be at least 6 years of age by the time a camp begins.

Summer Camps for ages 9-12

Choose one:
June 27-July 1 | 9:00am-4:00pm
August 15-19 | 9:00am-4:00pm

Explore local watersheds to observe some of the animals that make our waterways a unique resource. Search for life in a pond, kayak to explore a marsh, trawl for fish and invertebrates, and investigate water in a laboratory.
$420 (Members $350)


The child must be at least 9 years of age by the time a camp begins.

July 18-22 | 9:00am-4:00pm

Investigate animal adaptations through live animal encounters, behind-the-scenes experiences, and STEM-focused activities. Explore how animals use super senses and super strength to survive in their environment.
$420 (Members $350)


The child must be at least 9 years of age by the time a camp begins.

July 28-29 | 9:00am-4:00pm

Learn about animal anatomy and behaviors through this camp full of fun hands-on activities. Dissect fish and squid, learn about parasites and other animals with gross reputations, and explore how animals pee and poop.
$240 (Members $200)


The child must be at least 9 years of age by the time a camp begins.

Summer Camps for ages 13-15

July 11-15 | 9:00am-4:00pm

Get an up-close look at the marine life and habitats in our area through lab studies, aquarium observations, and field explorations. Trawl for fish and invertebrates aboard the Ocean Explorer, go dolphin watching by kayak, seine in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, and try SCUBA at Lynnhaven Dive Center.
$480 (Members $420)


The child must be at least 13 years of age by the time a camp begins.

August 8-9 | 9:00am-4:00pm

Compare and contrast pond, marsh, bay, and ocean ecosystems through field explorations. Learn how to collect aquatic animals for study and what it takes to maintain aquarium systems at home and at the Virginia Aquarium.
$240 (Members $200)


The child must be at least 13 years of age by the time a camp begins.

No registration forms will be accepted prior to payment. Purchase options for available slots will be provided beginning April 20 (earlier for Members).